Junior School Football Event – July 2018

As a special end of term celebration event, Mr Barnes, one of our MSAs, organised and ran a football tournament. It was open to children in Years 4, 5 and 6, regardless of their footballing ability.

A sign up sheet was circulated and children signed up if they wanted to play. From that, Mr Barnes chose 6 captains form Year 6 to be in charge of a team. Names for the teams were picked form a hat.

The children played a 7 a side tournament, with a squad of 10 players. The rules said that subs had to come on at half time.

We had group stage matches from Monday to Wednesday, a semi-final on Thursday. The semi-finals were both very close games and finished 1-0.

There was great excitement on Friday for the grand final. The winning team won 2-0, with the winning team captain scoring a fantastic goal from near the half way line.

A trophy and medals were presented to the winning team on Friday after the final, with the presentation being made by Mr Barnes and some of the children.

It was a great event, and the children all worked well as part of a team. It was good to see them all working together and supporting each other.

A big thank you to Mr Barnes for all of his hard work with this, and to all of the children for their great sportsmanship. It was a great end to the term.

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